S.L.I.C Mission:

"Student Leaders Initiating Change" is a youth coalition developing our leadership skills to encourage our peers to make decisions that have a positive impact on themselves and the community.


SLIC (Student Leaders Initiating Change) is in Ottawa County in West Michigan. Among other things, we build our leadership skills, learn to work within a coalition of students from all the local high schools (meaning- meet new people!), participate in local service projects, attend youth leadership summits, use social networking and other media to provide positive messages to our peers. SLIC is now meeting in several high schools in Ottawa County- see if we are in your school or check about getting SLIC started!

 We don't just talk about making a difference; we actually DO it! Come check us out!



Be Hip.




Be In.



Live Above!

Safe Prom

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Safe Prom is an initiative of SLIC, Ottawa Substance AbusePrevention Coalition (OSAP) and Pathways,MI. With support from many other local organizations we want to support a fun, positive and substance free prom! Posters encouraging students to "Live Above" are displayed in all the Ottawa County high schools and many local establishments. A gum pack with the message to "Stay Classy. Live Above." was distributed with the purchase of prom tickets. Please "Enjoy the Memory. Live Above." for YOUR prom!

School Based SLIC

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Are you involved in your school? Do you want to be? You can join SLIC anytime!

SLIC is now meeting at many Ottawa County high schools! Watch your announcements, check the SLIC calendar tab or talk to a counselor for information on how to get involved! See some of the activites we do under the "About Us" tab.

Currently SLIC is meeting at:

Black River

Careerline Tech Center

Holland High

Hudsonville High

West Ottawa High

Zeeland High

You are also encouraged to get involved with the county based Core SLIC which meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at Pathways, MI (412 Century Lane).
Check out the events calendar! Join in when you can!

Core SLIC on May 15 is a celebration and recruitment SLIC! Come and celebrate the end of the year with ice cream and games! See what we are about so you can join Core SLIC in the fall!


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  • All things SLIC count for service hours!
  • Looks great on job and college applications!
  • Learn and practice leadership skills!
  • Meet other students!
  • Get involved in your school and community!
  • Be involved in the national Above the Influence campaign!
  • Have FUN!
  • Open to all high school students!

Be Hip. Be In. Live Above!

Student Leaders Initiating Change is an initiative of Pathways, MI in partnership with the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and is funded through the Drug Free Communities Support Program from  the office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.